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was was a revolution of principle rather than a claim of will which is a case for every other nation prior to america as often ruled by force. this is what is revolutionary about america. you see it very clearly between 1763 and 1766 between the french and indian war and colonies became generally independent in the british empire and 1776 when they declared independence. this punishment and a very unique situation separated by an ocean having come largely in search of their who religious freedom shipped by british constitutionalism, learning to govern themselves were forced to think through certain principles , certain ideas about the source of the legitimacy of government and the source of their rights. they are forced to think those things as never before. and so they thought about the principles. the book is built around ten core principles. the first and grand principle is that of liberty, the overarching theme of the nation's history. but here i deliberately choose the word liberty rather than the word freedom. anything can be free, not just people. animals can be freed, a ball rolling downhill
not be manufacturing the way we are. that is about the only thing made in america still are . the number one thing may be that these are a bunch of stupid young kids remember when issue was to legalize marijuana. it is now legal in california and new jersey. you can now get in 1 ounce a month if you have cancer or aids. the drugs are not all horrible. most of the horrible drugs are manufactured by are pharmaceutical companies and people abuse them. guest: the drug issue is very complicated. it is supply and demand for it is one that neither the europeans or the americans or latin americans have been able to come to grips with are the drugs are having a big effect in latin america. this was not true 20 years ago. we will not resolve this overnight. we need to focus on the issue now that the mexican society is bleeding very badly. united states needs to be concerned about that. secretary of state clinton said this last year. host: a dealer is asking if cuba got an earthquake like haiti, would we be there to rebuild a communist regime? guest: that is an issue of helping out a country that has terrible pr
the public whether it is an america or britain or any other country in the world engaged in a balton that and then when there is an international crisis,-- and the only other thing i would say is that i think it is ultimately a point, whether people like me or the diplomats in the military in the end but ultimately they do finally have to make decisions, and i hope as a result of the totally understandable remaining divisions and difficulties over the policy in iraq that we don't put a future generation of leaders in the position where the really, really, really difficult decisions can be taken. >> thank you. i would like to thank our witness and in particular for agreeing to stay on for a much longer session then we had originally foreseen and thank you to everyone here in the brehm both this morning and this afternoon. i would like just to say a brief word about tomorrow. we are going to let gatt other important aspects of the ministerial and professional decision-making process on the rack and use resource in the capability of government departments to deliver their policy objecti
that this is matched by a historic effort that extends beyond our government, because america has no greater resource than the strength and the compassion of the american people. we just met in the oval office, an office they both know well, and i'm pleased that president george w. bush and president bill clinton have agreed to lead a major fund-raising effort for relief. the clinton/bush haiti fund. on behalf of the american people, i want to thank both of you for returning to service and leading this urgent mission. this is a model that works. after the terrible tsunami in asia, president bush turned to president clinton and the first president bush to lead a similar fund. that effort raised substantial resources for the victims of that disaster, money that helped save lives, deliver aid and rebuild communities. and that's exactly what the people of haiti desperately need right now. every day that goes by, we learn more about the horrifying scope of this catastrophe -- destruction and suffering that defies comprehension, entire communities buried under mountains of concrete, families sleeping in th
>>> on "america this morning," breaking news. >>> firefight in kabul, deadly violence involving the taliban and afghan troops. >>> drama in haiti. more survivors pulled from the earthquake debris. who rescued them. >>> and the dollars to earthquake reliever. >> it's monday, january 18th, 2010. >>> good morning, thanks for being with us. i'm vinita nair. >> and i'm eric horng. jeremy hubbard is on assignment. we begin with breaking news in afghanistan where the taliban has launched a major attack in the heart of kabul. >> gun battles erupt between security forces this morning. lama hasan has this report from kabul. >> reporter: good morning, eric and vinita. it was a well-coordinated and brazen attack in kabul. the taliban has sent some 20 fighters to target the ministry of finance and justice as well as the serena hotel. the serena hotel is popular among foreigners, some of the visiting politicians also tend to stay there. now, small gunfire erupted and at least four explosions. in fact, you can see over my shoulder a pume of smoke. now, this comes at a critical point. u.s. spec
. on the one hand, he's the president. directing america's formidable might to ease the plight of millions in haiti. on the other, he's the de facto head of the democratic party. a party that just suffered a major electoral loss. there's lots of analysis what went wrong for the democrats, whether the country is in ideological terms to the left or sxrit what else this means for obama's presidency. is he a lame duck? let's start with some historical perspective. obama's approval ratings one year into his tenure are roughly the same as ronald reagan, bill clinton, jimmy carter's. the two bushes had higher ratings. 41 because of the collapse of the soviet union. and 43, because of 9/11. and the rallying effect that had on the presidency. so obama's situation is not dramatically worse than many of his predecessors which means it can be corrected. but what should he do? i would put it very simply. obama needs to start acting like a president and particularly the president he campaigned to become. for the last six months, barack obama has seemed to be not a president but a prime minister. he's no
to an excellent panel that's assembled here. and we thank our friends and colleagues from the new america foundation, which has been helping us put this event together and some subsequent ones still to come. i won't introduce the panel now. i would, however, like to say to congressman eelsen what a pleasure it is to see him back here at brookings. he has been a frequent visitor here, and we're the better for it. we look forward to listening to you this afternoon. i don't think i need to go on at too much length about jim's background. >> good. >> we'll just stop right there. he's come to talk to us about fencing this afternoon, a sport from his youth which he's taken up once again in middle age. >> early middle age. >> right. >> but in addition to being an athlete and an owe limpion, he has also been of course a global public servant. he was that in his capacity as the president of the world bank and then in 2005-2006, he was the special envoy for the quartet working on the middle east in general and the issues and challenges of gaza in particular. subsequent to that, as a brookings trust
to every d-lister in a leopard skin fez. america is a great country and we need not constantly tied ourselves. they are the ones who whipped themselves in the back, not us. bill: the white house says it was not a bow you are saying what? >> i do not want to get into what it is. >> it depends on what the meaning of the word "is" is. >> he was dressed like sergeant hillary clinton and then down to his hips. whatever you want to call that -- sergeant bilko and then down to his hips. whatever you want to call that -- why doesn't he bowed to the queen, for god's sakes? >> hello. bill: oprah and his wife are with barack obama tomorrow. what do you think? >> listen, i do not have any trouble. i think harry truman pulled the pan on the grenade in hiroshima on his way back from potsdam. he can do the same on air force one or zero proposal plane. o proposal was probably nicer. -- oprah's was probably nicer than air force one. get ready to be deemed racist. bill: you agree with me. get the olympics for chicago. it is a good thing for america. it is popular overseas. he can do whatever he wants
this group of progressives plans on doing. bill: but, isn't itbi true that the united states of america is a compassionate nation that provides safety nets for people so i'm not opposed to poor people having access to health care if they can't afford it. what are you going to do? let them die on the streets. >> of course not. bill: some little kid gets sick and parents don't have any money. what are you going to do. >> tell me all the street corners and towns where people are dying on the streets because they don't have health care. bill: they go to the emergency room. >> that's exactly right. listen, whatly obama is doing, this is just the first step to getting rid of the private sector health care. if you look at the c.b.o. numbers, this is going to cost us an extra trillion dollars in debt in the next nine years. and it's only going to leave 39 million people without health care. we need to be responsible for -- we need to be in the system. right now the doctor will say i'm going to run all these tests. really care because you are not paying for it. bill: lead me ask you this questio
interstate commerce and destroying the remnants of fuel culture in america the to transatlantic travel the california gold rush and the growth of the united states into a continental nation, the start of travel across central america and the planting of the seed that was to become the panama canal, the crushing of the notorious philip bussel william walker and his attempt to abscond with the country of nicaragua the discretion of the merrimack and the safeguarding of the union gold shipments both which played a seminal part in winning the civil war, the fabled manipulations of the erie breault road and the birth of modern corporations the consolidation of the great new york real plots into the enormous new york central and hudson river railroad, the growth of new york city into the first city of north america and a major world hub of finance and trade complete with his first grand central station. vanderbilt played a major part in all of these events and more. as stiles writes the commodore's live lets his mark on america's most basic beliefs about equality and opportunity. he started
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of not helping, we bring you america's foremost televangelist. on his tv show, "the 700 club," which apparently still exists, pat robertson has topped blaming 9/11 on the aclu and blaming hurricane katrina on the gays and abortion. and blaming ariel sharon's stroke on something else. he's now today blamed haiti's earthquake on their slavery revolt in the 1700s. >> they got together and swore a pact to the devil. they said, we will serve you if you'll get us free from the french. true story. and so the devil said, okay, it's a deal. and they kicked the french out, you know, the hatians revolted and got themselves free. but ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after the other, desperately poor. >> pat robertson, quoting the devil. saying that millions of haitian lives are in peril tonight because slaves in revolt 200 years ago were really just unfortunates making a deal with the devil. ladies and gentlemen, be hold pat robertson, the unintended consequence of your first amendment. haiti's ambassador to the united states, ambassador raymond joseph took extreme exception. here's his respo
. >> a warm welcome, "bbc world news" broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. lessons from the meltdown, the world economic forum opens, calling for a rethink of capitalism. and healing the wounds, the children of haiti, air lifted to new york. >>> hello. could the afghans president's plans to offer talks and money to the taliban not undermine the freedoms won by the afghan people? tommy karzai has been defending himself against accusations ahead of thursday's london conference on afghanistan. britain's prime minister gordon brown answered questions from afghan and british students and defended his deployment of british troops. our world affairs correspondent was there. >> president karzai arrives in london knowing that he has repair work to do on his reputation and that of his government. last year's afghan elections were widely seen as flawed by widespread corruption. at the same time, more western troops than ever were killed or injured in the war against the taliban. was it worth the price, one student asked? >>. is it shoulders have been fighting in afghanistan at nine
that connects us. bank of america-- committed to helping the nation's economic recovery. pacific life-- the power to help you succeed. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: president obama road tested his new focus on jobs and the economy today. margaret warner begins our coverage of the tune i don't know aftermath. >> reporter: the president was greeted with applause by a friendly audience in tampa, florida. he and vice president joe biden unveiled $8 billion in grants for high speed rail, part of their new focus on jobs creation the president said again he understands what americans are going through. >> last night i've spoken about where we need to go and i've said these are difficult times, these challenging times for our country. in the la
clinton, boxer or briefs? in south carolina, it's graham or demint? >> only in america can laindsay gram be perceived as moving left. >> yes. we got in last night at 1:30, and, you know, i'm feeling a little loopy on two hours of sleep. she's actually loopy on eight hours so when she's on two hours, geez. >> you had to tie her down. she comes into work regardless. >> it's hard to be a best-selling author, but she handles it well. >> she'll be with us on monday, loopy and beloved. we have a lot to talk about today, and why don't we start with news and after that, we'll talk about leno, and looks like the white house may be reconsidering to try khalid shaikh mohammed in new york city. >>> president obama working to sell his revamped economic message to the american people. the president will be in baltimore today to outline specifics on his job plan. part of the president's larger agenda aimed at reducing the deficit, regulating banks, health care, into the fall mid term elections. >> i want the republicans off the sidelines. i want them working with us to solve problems, facing working fa
and manufacturers of america wants those drugs protected from low cost jenngen competitors. the group's top executive sent an e-mail to board members obtained by cnn and other media outlets. in it, he said it could not support the health reform bill if the drugs get fewer than 12 years of protection for their patents. >>> preliminary autopsy results show a southern indiana basket player may have died from a heart condition. 21 year jeron lewis collapsed during a game. he later died at the hospital. the team's coach says lewis showed no sign of health problems before he collapsed. fans say they saw lewis hit his head during a hard fall under the basket with about four minutes left to go in the game and his teammates say lewis lost 40 pounds over the summer as part of an effort to get in shape. >>> today your views question, police and privacy. it seems cameras are everywhere these days. ever since the police beating of rodney king was videotaped in 1991, the practice has become common especially with places like facebook and youtube. recently a few people in boston spotted officers making ar
barack obama, and what the president is doing about it. >>> "the fleecing of america" our popular series is back on the air by popular demand. >>> making a difference for thousands of people who just need clothes. why hasn't this idea been around longer? >>> also, richard nixon on modern art and his hatred of a new york landmark opinion captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> we probably can't say what we'd like to say about mark mcgwire. for those of us who were raising young baseball fans and young baseball players who looked up to mark mcgwire, that summer of '98 was magical stuff as he and sammy sosa vied back and forth. he didn't tell the truth to congress or his fans until finally formally coming clean today. he's been unable to get into the hall of fame, and even for him, the shame was too much. we start off tonight with ann thompson. >> reporter: looking back, the admission seems inevitable. slugger mark mcgwire with his larger than life arms in the '90s. >> this is a season i will never forget. >> sending baseball soaring for the days of the st. louis cardinals. many h
disadvantageous dark skinned americans. white america americns are lessg to vote for dark skinned americans. >> despite the quote/unquote negro dialect, is there truth to what he said? >> it's stupid. first of all, if you're running for re-election and you have part of your electorate that is black, don't call them negroes. i don't think there's a double standard there. that is stupid. i don't think there's a double standard. i think it's a throwback. i think he misspoke and he's paying the price for it? >> in terms of what peter mentioned in terms of a light-termed bias, does that exist? >> look back in slavery and see that clearly. there have been many, many studies that show there have been, when you look at elected officials, peter has done a lot of research and stuff he writes for the daily beast are about this. elected officials are more likely to be elected who have lighter skin. these are not conversations people don't have. black people talk about this. white people talk about it. don't talk about it together. they talk about it. so i think what harry reid has done is sort of raise
if the market goes down with a steady stream of income. let america's number one annuity provider help you stay on course with guarantees for the if in life. get answers about annuities at a lecture on physics in california watched in milwaukee. an american soldier overseas ...keeps up with his classes back home. a father helps his daughter find the name of saturn's largest moon. education's about opportunity and broadband's become the great equalizer. learning, at the speed of light. made possible by continuing private investment and innovation, making the internet faster, smarter and safer. broadband is working for america. >>> issue two. after-shocks in haiti. haiti suffered its worst earthquake in 200 years last week. a severe 7.3 richter scale shock. and this week, more after- shocks hit the hield. they measured 6.1, 4.9 and 4.8 open the richter. defense secretary robert gates stepped up the u.s. military effort. at least one clearing ship with crane was moved into to get haiti's port functioning. president obama appointed two former presidents bush and clinton to overs
's the big deal there? black men right now in corporate america, there are black men in buildings, media companies, all over the place, where you don't want to be called the angry black man. they changed how they walk, what they wear, they cut their beards. they look certain ways because they know people are going to make a decision based upon how they look and how they sound. if we never, ever talk about this stuff, then we don't realize it exists. so as a black man, look, i'm very sensitive if somebody says, roland, you're an angry guy. i know exactly what that means to somebody else's ears. that could have a negative impact on me in the future. we never talk about it, we never learn from it. >> we're going to have more in a moment. >>> let us know what you think about this debate. join the live chat at about to log on. >>> much more ahead about politics and race and why some are saying harry reid was speaking the truth, as we heard about an ugly reality that studies show even young kids pick up on. i want to show you little bit of something we're going to show you more afte
in the people of america not just the government of america. >> sean: i agree. i think this arrogance and i think misinterpretation of the last elections' results. if you got to bribe senators to support your health care plan and buy off unions to support your health care plan and you are not going to keep your promise to be transparent and put it on c-span it seems this is a reaction to that arrogance do you agree with that analysis? >> i do. i think a lot of people will look at the campaign issue by issue to understand why scott brown has been so successful. it is really the attitude of are call them the neomonarchists in washington who believe big government is better, smarter, wiser than the people is happening in massachusetts the citizens here are saying no, we want a government that responds to the people of america and does not spoken to the ideologues and left wing of the democratic party. >> sean: what does it say about the president? you believe this is a referendum on barack obama's agenda. now, if this comes out, we have 63%, this just coming in, it is still 53-46. we don't ha
capital, as we were sleeping here in america last night. what does that say about our enemies, and our allies in kabul. what is the level of control of the capital city in that country. jim miklaszewski live with a report. >>> signs that the late-night mess on nbc may be coming to a conclusion. are we now just days away from conan o'brien's final show on nbc. >>> plus, some stories we found while we were supposed to be working. we're back after the break. accord ex. and camry le. every year, they battle it out in the fuel efficiency rankings. seems like a lot of work to play catch up. the award winning chevy malibu. offering 33 miles per gallon highway. may the best car win. fancy feast appetizers. [dinner bell chimes] high quality ingredients like wild alaskan salmon in a delicate broth, without by-products or fillers. fancy feast appetizers. celebrate the moment. i thought i was invincible. i'm on an aspiriregimen now because i never want to feel that helplessness again. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. ta to your doctor, and take
's true. i believe that middle america has spoken here in massachusetts and as they will across the country and future elections and i believe he's the catalyst for change. i believe he can be our voice for middle america. and i just feel that the change is now. i think there's a great movement across massachusetts. and i hope to be across the country as well. >> yes. dujuan? >> my concern from scott brown, my concern is americans need to break away from this right and left paradigm in general. i don't feel we have a candidate strong enough to really do what the american people need to do and scott brown, he ran as an independent but he's a true republican. so we need to break away from that right-left paradigm as american citizens and -- because that's the only answer for this nation. >> uh-huh. i think a lot of americans say hey, we want to be heard. so both republican and democratic party are on notice. dejuan, george and john, thanks for being my guests this morning. interesting discussion. >> thank you. >> coming up on "fox & friends", the silence of the salahis. >> th
, reverend sharpton, have you a majority leader, one of the most powerful people in america, going around using the term "negro dialect?" >> it's a concern, but whether or not it is enough to ask him to step aside given his record and the fact that he was saying why he felt his candidate can win. i might add, joe, we did not bring up trent lot, the republicans did. the republican chairman said we were raising a double standard. we did not use on senator reid what we used on senator lott. we didn't bring up lott. i don't know anyone who would have made that outrageous comparison. >> reverend, did you read what harry reid's reaction to trent lott's comments were? not to get too deep in the weeds here, but it doesn't help back up the point that there really can't be a parallel here. because obviously trent lott made the comments about strom thurmond that led to his demise and harry reid had a reaction to those comments and i'd like if we could put them up on the screen. he basically said he wouldn't do something like that, and that's how you play. in 2000, then senator-obama suggested -- >>
of heated debate but the fast track to health care reform in america has been a major road block. that's our starting point, good morning, on a friday, i'm hill -- bill hemmer, welcome to "america's newsroom". martha: i'm martha maccallum. call it the brown effect, with 41 votes thanks to scott brown from massachusetts, democratic leaders have now conceded, they stay you know what, we do not have the votes to push through health care bills on the table. some democrats say the house should just pass the senate version and send that to the president to sign. here's a speaker of the house with a very different tune, nancy pelosi yesterday. >> we are meeting with our members on every -- in the caucus and different groups of the caucus. we hear how they perceive the best way to go forward, how they prefer to go forward and we will go forward. in its present form without any change, i don't think it's possible to pass the senate bill in the house. i don't see the votes for it at this time. bill: is it dead? bill salmon, fox news, vice president of news and washington morninging editor, good mornin
my press credentials because there is no reason why i private citizen in the united states of america... >> i want to just, this is the part you're holding up credentials. he's in your face being overly aggressive here. then, you have the right to walk on a street. don't you? >> yes. any citizen as right to walk on -- anyone has right to walk on public streets in washington, d.c.. and approach a candidate running for elective office. the question the candidate has a right not to answer. and reporters are right to -- have a right to repeat their questions. i've spoken to cokely before. >> last question. we're running out of time. you only wanted to ask about comments all terrorists left afghanistan. it's a good question. she said she's not privy to the facts surrounding this incident of we have a picture. she's looking at you on the ground. >> i mean, she could have asked any, that operative working on the campaign what happened. she was walking a little bit of'd of me. she heard the clanging and she turned around when she saw that. i believe. i was on the ground. i don't know exactly
him. there's no reason a private citizen in the united states of america -- >> sean: this is the part where you are holding up your credential, getting in your face being overly aggressive. you have the right to walk on a street, don't you? >> yes, any citizen has the right to walk on the streets public streets in washington, d.c. and approach a candidate running for elective office. the candidate has the right not to answer. reporters have a right to repeat their questions. i've spoken to coakley before and she answered some of my questions. >> sean: you only wanted to ask about her comment that alter s have left afghanistan, which is ab hurt. coakley said she is not privy to the facts surrounding the incident. we have that picture, where she is looking right at you on the ground. is that disingenuous? >> i mean, she could have easily asked the operative working on her campaign what happened. she was walking a little ahead of me. she heard the clanking and she turned around when she saw that i believe. again, i was on the ground so i don't know which way she was looking when the push
, it jobs, securing america. we also spent time with leaders like bill clinton, talking about the tragedy in haiti. spent time with leaders like bill clinton, talking about the tragedy in haiti but i must tell you, we just had a powerful, sensible wind blown beneath our wings by bill clinton, former president of the united states. to start this conference off with another president, eric schmidt from google, to hear from the president of the united states, barack obama and to have been between more than a dozen presidents in ceo's of business and labor come before us and tell us of their optimism and their belief that we can get this done i believe the leaves are members ready to go back to work next week. we are prepared to take the words of bill clinton, barack obama, eric schmidt into with the people of america have been waiting for and that is for us to pass health care legislation, to put americans back to work and to have sensible policy on energy and to bring this forward in foreign policy as well and we heard from our leaders, principally from the speaker of the house of represent
wins tomorrow the president will be badly damaged and all political hell will break loose in america. obama care could crash and burn. americans simply do not like the corrupt bargains being struck in the healthcare arena. louisiana, nebraska, far left unions like the seiu have all been bribed, bribed into supporting obama care. that is not change we can believe in. that is not hope of any kind. that is backdoor politics of the worst kind and the folks know it. on the economic front i believe the president is doing the best he can. but unemployment remains tie and taxes in massachusetts very high. thickthings are not good there. adding it all up big time political disenchantment. i know the bay state, i worked there for years and democratic party is very strong. so mr. brown is not a lock but he is ahead in the polls. late today, a survey by insider advantage gave the republican a nine-point lead and some obama people in washington reportedly think it is all over. but it isn't. so please check out "the factor" tomorrow night. we will be live and have the latest on the race. let's bri
makes america such an exceptional country? guest coburn there are so many things. i mean a lot of it does come from, from a christian worldview, a christian founding. part of that is freedom of choice so of course they prosper in america but it was disproportionately christians with a christian worldview founding it in part of-- part of what is interesting about that is i mean christ was really upsetting the customs of his day by using so many women for his parables, by administering to women so often. that was very unusual, so as i said before the first feminist was not gloria steinem. it was jesus christ, and there is that the idea of the freedom of choice, i mean literally choice not killing babies choice, and also the idea that all men are created by god and therefore no man has the right to rule over you accept by your consent, except not perfect consent but that is the idea of a federalist democracy that making this a roula for you by divine right because the king has no genetic authority over you. there is and a son of god or some genetic power to roll over their people.
change america. you were in iowa with me all of the republicans that streamed through in early january 2008, they were so hopeful. they said this guy will be so different. he's not a crazy left winger, not a product of the '60s. that's why he won iowa. in fact, that's why he won in 2008. we saw with the stimulus bill, with cap and trade, health care reform, every step of the way, mika, he chose to take nancy pelosi's approach, and henry waxman's approach, and barney frank's approach instead of iowa's approach and this is where it landed him. >> tell us a little bit, given what joe was saying, we hear from the white house one thing, but i was reading tweets all night long. give us a sense of what you're hearing on the ground in terms of how people feel. not only in terms of the direction of the administration, but why they vote for scott brown. >> massachusetts, arguably the most democratic state in this country, don't want someone who is beholden to a party. and how you govern like that and pass legislation, i don't know, because as a party you have to come together on issues and make
and the obama agenda, with us e.j. dionne, bbc world news america katty kay, peggy noonan and nbc news white house correspondent chuck todd. in our "meet the press" minute, january 1976, another time of economic turmoil presidential candidate senator lloyd benson offers practical advice to then president gerald ford on his upcoming state of the union address. >> we should be creating opportunity, what the people are looking for in this country is return of self confidence. >>> first, senior white house adviser jalry jarrett. welcome back to the program, to "meet the press." >> thank you. it's a pleasure to be here. >> there is news that i wanted to ask you about. osama bin dad laden has cut another video, is that his voice and is it striking that he appears back in charge of calling the the shots on running operations for al qaeda? >> we have no independent confirmation that that is his voice but let's look at it. the fact of the matter is he is a murderer, has attacked americans and he has killed more muslims than any other group in the region. the president is committed to going after al q
. >> as the international community continues to respond i do believe that america has a continued responsibility to act. >> what sort of long term commitment in haiti does the president envision? what will it take in money and manpower to rebuild this island nation? how was haiti left so vulnerable to a disaster for so long? we'll get the latest on the situation from officials on the ground, then, we sit down with former presidents bush and clinton, who joined together at the request of president obama to lead fundraising and relief efforts. >> our job is remind people there is an ongoing need. we'll do that. >> then, as president obama completes his first year in office we take an in-depth look at what he accomplished and how the american people view his presidency thus far. health care, the economy and politics as the president risks his own political capital to assure senator ted kennedy' seat stays in the democratic column. analysis from two insiders, former counsel to george w. bush karen hughes and staff to president bill clinton, john podesta. and two long time washington reporter, "time" magazi
. in this, your hour of greatest need, america stands with you. >> reporter: with no communication or power, the people of haiti cannot hear him. after flying ten hours, cutting short a trip to the pacific, the secretary of state arrived at dawn and appeared on "the today show." >> this is, i don't want to mislead anybody, this is a devastating catastrophe. just to figure out what steps to take so we don't make the situation worse. >> reporter: a state department task force is coordinating aid. soldiers from the 82nd airborne, the "uss vincent" carrying helicopters and air supplies, 2,000 marines, the floating hospital "the comfort" is in baltimore. >> i told my children where i'm going. mommy is on the big ship going to help the sick babies. >> reporter: most government buildings collapsed, but the white house says the u.s. is not running haiti. >> the haitian government is in control of haiti. they are the government of haiti. >> reporter: the united nations, believed to have suffered its worst casualties in u.n. history released $10 million. the world food program will administer 86 tons
] every business day, bank of america lends nearly $3 billion dollars to individuals, institutions, schools, organizations and businesses in every corner of the economy. ♪ america. growing stronger. every day. ♪ >>> a special edition of "hardball" starts now. >>> america to the rescue. good evening, everybody. i'm david shuster in new york. the aid trickling in to haiti is becoming more significant by the hour. when you consider the latest story published tonight by the associated press. it's a story about the dead. the bodies are said to be everywhere. and there's little energy to bury them because the priority for most of the survivors right now is finding food, water, and some shelter. so the situation as the a.p. reports has become macabre with the living and the dead literally side by side in parks, plazas, and on sidewalks. the first quote in tonight's a.p. story describes the situation as overwhelming. a relief services representative said everyone has a scar for something because the smell sun bearable. you literally have bodies all over the place. the red cross estimat
anything on wall street. he's really the kind of guy that wants to stick it to the wage earners of america. where is the middle class in this entire cycle? compare it to the guy that held the seat for us so many years, ted kennedy. >> how much more do we have to give to the private sector and to business? how many billion dollars more are you asking, are you requiring? when does the greed stop? >> you know what this is about? this is about loyalty to change. and i find it so interesting that all of the polls out there and everybody out there says coakley is going to lose. wait a second. grab the moment, liberals. grab the moment, democrats. you mean to tell me that the conservatives, they were loyal enough to give george w. bush a second term but were not loyal enough to give barack obama is second year with the majority? massachusetts, that means you just saw who represented you for 46 years. do you really want his successor to be a dick cheney disciple? part of the problem for the democrats is feeding strong candidates with this turnover as far as age is concerned. you've got a long time
resistance to revealing to you, to myself, to anybody, to everybody in america, the e-mail traffic at aig? not just at the moment of the bailout, but over the past ten years? >> it's very clear that a lot has to do with the general secrecy of the fed. this is something that ron paul and other members of congress have complained about for years, that this entity can put trillions of dollars of american taxpayer money at risk, and they do so with a considerable amount of secrecy. in this case, they very definitely crossed the line by telling aig not to disclose -- aig being a less secretive, public company, and a company that you and i now own 100% of balls of the hundreds of billions of dollars we poured into it. >> what can viewers do, people who obviously don't serve in congress, don't have a cable show but have the same conversations you and i are having? and feel helpless. they obviously feel like the more they learn about it, the more frustrated they become. because they don't feel like they can do anything about it. what can folks help you to get more information? >> the most importa
the economy. he brought of the fear of the soviet empire and the cold war. america became focused on a different set of problems in the economy. this will turn the public's attention to other issues. the he will talk about running government a more efficiently. that is the same thing that president clinton did with the reinventing america. this president came in asking vice president biden to have a task force. we will go back to that. we will have the middle class task force. we need to see that they are dealing with the problems of the middle class. what you will see is that the focus will be on the environment. this is an administration focusing on ways to move our dependence on foreign oil. we are talking about solar projects, a wind projects. we are looking to use federal dollars. we will talk about how this is creating real jobs. they will be talking about education. the education money will not be subject to the non entitlement money. they have to lift people's spirits and say that this is a ministration is going forward with a very positive initiatives in spite of the setb
to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- britain's top lawyer at the time of the iraq war testifies. why did he change his mind? and lessons from the meltdown. the world economic forum opens in davos and calls for fundamental rethinking of capitalism, no less. hello to you. could the afghan president's plan to offer talks and money to peace with the taliban undermine the environment with the afghan people? homage karzai has been defending himself from the accusation. -- homage karzai. britain's prime minister answered questions from afghan and british students and defended his deployment of british troops. our world from paris -- our world affairs correspondent was there. >> president karzai arrives in london knowing he has repair work to do on his own reputation and that of his government. last ye's afghan elections were widely seen as flawed by widespread corruption. at the same time, more troops than ever were being killed or injured in the war against the taliban. was it, one student as
, a mission through latin america, also the caribbean in which it stopped in several places and treated people in several different place, different islands and haiti was among them. tens of thousands of people in haiti just last year on anythings it had through the caribbean and also to latin america. so they have experience. they know exactly what they are getting themselves into when they go to haiti. what they are about to see is nothing what they saw before. we'll bring in general russel honore. a welcome sight but this thing not going to move too fast. still a little while before it gets there. >> the comfort has been used repeatedly by southern command throughout the western hemisphere, south america and caribbean as part of our medical diplomacy. it goes into places that have desperate need for medical care. it will stay a week or two, provide immediate medical need. let me say something about this crew on the comfort. they are probably a lot fewer medical personnel than army and navy primary naval hospitals throughout the country today by portsmouth hospital that serves the big navy,
they spent years waiting for the french to invade again. second, there were i'm in america that didn't want to recognize them, because they felt threatened, they felt slavery threatened in america. then the abuses they from outside began to be repeated inside by the haitian leaders themselves. over time, between inside and outside abuse and neglect, the country just never recovered its footing. but i will say this, they've been making steps toward democracy for nearly 20 years now. democracy has been interrupted twice and restored, once when i was president again with the restoration of president val about to finish his term. we -- president preval about to finish his term. we are going to have a transfer of power when his period of service is up. the important thing for the american people to know is that, i've been going down there since december of 1975, when hillary and i took a delayed wedding trip there. in my lifetime this is the best chance the haitians have had to build a modern, successful state. we had an investment conference there, 600 people came from latin america, car beane,
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